blast from the past. candy store malted
My favorite candy store lunch, (yes there was such a thing) was a tuna sand on rye and a chocolate malted milk made in that stainlesss blender that has come back. It was delicious. Are there any places that make that. I heard about a milk place in Chelsea market where I have never been. Thanks
I read your INfamous LES tour and I must say as a Brooklynite living far away it brought tears to my eyes. Katz's was my mothers favorite deli. I also went to most of the others including bringing my daughter to the tenement museum where my grandparents lived. It was like visiting my past. As for the food, except for Ray's and Economy candy(though I heard of it) this was my childhood, so thanks for your wonderful tour of my past and childhood. My mother always said hand carved on the patrami and the knishes and DR Brown black cherry soda was my faves. Can't wait to return. Aloha Lisette. ps now if I could afford EMP, I would be happy, but have to settle for either Gotham b&G or Grammercy tavern bar area. but am happy,
Despite the fact that places like Katz's, Russ, etc., have managed to remain, whenever I go to the LES these days, it still boggles my mind the neighborhood where I grew up has changed so dramatically and is now crammed with restaurants and bars mostly geared for the the young and hip, of which I am neither! lol
It's amazing to me that Schiller's occupies the space on the corner of Norfolk and Rivington which was where our family's pharmacy was located. And Tides, the teensy fish/seafood shack, is right next door to the building where my grandparents lived. While we haven't been to Schiller's, but we have been to Tides a couple of times. Though I suppose it's silly to suggest a seafood place to someone who lives in Hawaii, you might want to check it. The food's excellent, the folks who own it are super nice, and the interior, especially the ceiling, is really cool.
With regard to EMP, if dinner prices are too high for your budget, perhaps you could consider going for lunch when they offer the Chef's Market Menu, a 2-course prix-fixe for $38, and the 5-course Gourmand Menu for $58. Both will give you the opportunity to enjoy Chef Humm's exquisite cuisine, the friendly, polished service, and the gorgeous space (magical during the day with the light pouring in through the huge windows) at a substantially lower cost than in the evening.
When you're in Chelsea Market, be sure to get some brownies at Fat Witch and gelato at L'Arte del Gelato, located at the front of Bowery Kitchen Supplies. Yum! to both.
As far as a *good* BLT is concerned, unfortunately, I don't have any recs from personal experience. A couple of years ago, I tried one at Eisenberg's, and it was horrible! Since then, the ownership has changed, so maybe it's improved. I haven't been to Lexington Candy Store, but you might try one there. To be honest, these days, when I want a good BLT, I make it at home.
A spot you might want to add to your list is Madeleine, on 23rd St., b/t 6th & 7th Avs. It's a small, sweet French pastry shop with luscious macarons, tarts, etc. There are a few couches, chairs and tables where you can relax and enjoy a treat with a cup of coffee.
I should also mention that I will be updating my tour in the spring to include the Essex Street Markets, so you might want to stop in there as well.
Obviously, you've got lots of great eating ahead of you. Enjoy! :-)
Hey Rgr. I heard about your famous tour. I was brought up in Williamsburg across the bridge but everything old is new again so I will take a look tonight at your tour. On my list. Is
Crispo (because of this board)
Grammercy tavern (the tavern area)
Tree (because of the menu)
Flea Market Cafe (fbrunch french toast)
9th street market
Penelopes (also french toast)
Clinton Street Baking Co. blueberry pancakes
maybe's include cafecito, sofrito, and El Malecon
and thanks to you I will check out Chelsea Market place which I've never been
for tuna and a egg cream. btw. what place has good BLT's for some reason, I have a craving though I haven't eaten one for ages. Thanks Lisette
Taste (bottom is for breakfast)
I remember one big snow storm in March 1972. I think it was after the 17. I am living in Hawaii now and hoping the weather will cooperate. On the today show they looked bundled up today. I can't wait to eat myself into a NY coma. I have a big list of places. Any faves of yours I can try? Thanks.
I recall candy stores actually offering three flavors of malteds: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. I was never an "egg on a roll" person, but I did like egg salad on white toast.
As for the issue of weight, I've found that the best way to keep the pounds off while eating yourself into oblivion to *walk* everywhere in NYC. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate when you're here. However, historically, there have been some major snowstorms in March, so do come prepared! :-)
Yes, the Ronnybrook Milk Bar is what you're thinking of. It is hard to beat.
For variety, there is also The Soda Shop, on Chambers near Church St — every inch a kitschy and affected candy store, but for all that it does make a good malted. I've not eaten there, but I recall them offering tuna-on-rye. Give it a shot.
That would be Ronnybrook Farms Milk Bar. The last time we went to Chelsea Market a few months ago, we stopped into Ronnybrook to have a look around but didn't eat there. It's counter service.
I couldn't find the menu on their website, but Menupages has it. They have tuna sandwiches, but it doesn't appear that they make malteds, only milkshakes.
Btw, I, too, enjoyed those candy store lunches. My favorite sandwich has always been a BLT, and my malted of choice was vanilla.